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Very Nice
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
"From the acclaimed author of The Red Car, a comic novel of race, money, sex, liberalism, and bad behavior in our post-Obama, era featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcee, her college-age daughter, and the famous Pakistani-American novelist who seduces them both"--
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Jenken1998
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Bailedbailed

Nope. DNF. The whiney first world characters got on my nerves. The writing was good but i just was too annoyed by the characters and their "problems"

RealBooks4ever Guess it wasn‘t a Very Nice book? 😊 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Pickpick

Very Nice was a quick read for me. Entertaining, mostly light, but with some pretty unlikable (which I found to be realistic) characters. We have a family going through a separation with the college-age daughter caught in the middle. Readers meet others in their orbit and some semi-weirdness ensues. Pick from me!

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KarenUK
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Pickpick

Imagine if TV show ‘The Affair‘ and Delia Ephron‘s ‘Siracusa‘ had a baby, with more diverse characters (and no murder!) These characters are not ‘Very Nice‘, in fact they are mostly downright awful, but I enjoyed this sharp, satirical, biting novel. Each POV was so full of self-delusion, self-righteousness and self-soothing of their own ego, yet I couldn‘t stop reading. It felt super current, and it was really a lot of fun. Odd ending though.🤷‍♀️

Reggie Lol, thank you for the awesomely done visual equation! 2mo
KarenUK @Reggie 😊💕! Wish I could do this for every review, but I‘m not that ingenious! 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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tholmz
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Mehso-so

I am giving this a so-so because it was interesting enough to breeze through but also what the hell — this is a very weird book and the ending is very soap operaesque. Not great writing, lots of cliches.

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KarenUK
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Update for my #20booksby2020
5 read, 3 in progress....all great reads so far 😊📚💕

megnews Great job! I‘m halfway through Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and enjoying it as well. 2mo
suzie.reads You're doing great! I really want to read three women. What did you think of it? 2mo
KarenUK @suzie.reads I loved it! I was amazed by the honesty and intimacy of the three women‘s stories, and I liked the style of the writing... its very polarizing though, some people hated it! 2mo
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suzie.reads @KarenUK well definitely be giving it a try 🙂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @suzie.reads we are reading this one for our #BotmBuddyRead in January if you would like to join us! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KarenUK I totally agree!! 2mo
suzie.reads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I will do that thanks 😊 2mo
Tex2Flo I‘m always amazed when folks can predict what they will read. I have to peruse all my at-home titles for 20 minutes before I know what will be IT this time. 2mo
Samplergal @Tex2Flo I can‘t do it very well, but I try to keep to these challenges. 2mo
KarenUK @Tex2flo @samplergal these aren‘t the only books I‘ll read.... because I still like to read on a whim too ... this list is mostly book club books, books on my library hold list, and a few on my nightstand 😊📚 2mo
Cinfhen You‘re just busting along 🙌🏻♥️I‘m almost done with On Earth and it‘s stunning!!!!!! You‘re gonna LOVE IT 2mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen I think it‘ll be totally my jam 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 2mo
Tex2Flo @KarenUK Well, thank goodness. I just couldn‘t imagine anyone being that organized. 2mo
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KarenUK
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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#nextup A new library hold just became available...

Litsy is currently at a 0% rating 😳, and Roxanne Gay gave it a rare 5⭐️ on Goodreads! So I‘m interested to see where I fall....🤷‍♀️
It sounds totally my jam, so I‘m feeling optimistic! 😊

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KatyAliceReads
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Honestly... wtf even is this book? It‘s like the author threw every literary fiction cliche into a blender, poured the resulting word slurry onto the page and called it a day.

I almost started to think it was a parody of literary fiction novels, but ultimately it‘s not smart enough to pull off that con job.

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KatyAliceReads
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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#24in48 @24in48 I‘m actually about 2 hours further than this photo indicates, but this pic is better than the one I took of my stopping point.

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Preciouz29
Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
Mehso-so

Interesting premise, some unique characters, but in the end it wasn‘t for me and I had a hard time finishing the book. I really wanted to like it, but I didn‘t enjoy it and I really can‘t say why I didn‘t.

ErinC I agree 100%. It was just odd. 4mo
Preciouz29 @ErinC so glad it wasn‘t just me! 4mo
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